Hey everyone! We have plenty of things to get to this month, including the final part of the series looking at Matt and Foggy’s relationship, a look at Matt’s shades through the decades (as requested in the post I wrote about his hair…), and, of course, the review of Daredevil #18, set to hit the shelves ten days from now. Before getting to all that, though, I thought we’d cover some other recent events in the Daredevil-sphere.
The Daredevil creative team won an impressive number of categories at the Eisner Awards earlier this year. Now they have managed to score another big victory – actually, make that four – for the Harvey Awards which were presented at Baltimore Comic-Com. Daredevil won both the best new series and best continuing or limited series categories (which sounds like a bit of a contradiction, but I’ll take it!). Mark Waid also won for best writer and Joe Rivera won the best inker category. Not too shabby for someone who had never worked as a professional inker until recently. Congratulations to the whole team!
Daredevil: End of Days #1 preview
Some of us were beginning to suspect that the Daredevil: End of Days series, which had been teased for years, would go the way of Daredevil: Target #2 and just never materialize. This year, however, things really started moving, with new preview art surfacing, along with an honest to goodness publication schedule. The first issue is due out in October, and Marvel just released some pages of unlettered preview art. Click here for more info.
The death of Michael Clarke Duncan
As I’m sure many of you heard, actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away a few days ago. Duncan was best known for his roles in movies like The Green Mile (in which he was nothing short of spectacular), and Armageddon. However, he also played the Kingpin in the 2003 movie Daredevil, and as such will always have a special place in Daredevil fandom. While some objected to having the Kingpin played by an African-American actor (why that would be a big deal, I’ll never understand), most people seemed to appreciate Duncan’s take on Daredevil’s nemesis. Below is a clip from the Daredevil documentary featuring an interview with Michael Clarke Duncan.
Mark Waid interviews
There have also been a couple of interviews with Mark Waid over the last couple of weeks. These two, from Paste Magazine and Comicosity, both came out at the end of August, but I have yet to post them here so I wanted to make sure to share them. Speaking of which, if you’re on Facebook, make sure to “like” the TOMP fan page (see link in the sidebar), where I usually make sure to share any and all links I come across as soon as I notice them.
Okay gang, that’s it for now! I hope you have a good week!